If we were having coffee, I would welcome you in from the heat and offer you an iced drink. It has been hot this past week with high humidity . My body definitely does not like the heat as attested by the heat rash I have been experiencing.
The week began with a public holiday – which for us was a lazy day hanging out at home. I took the weekend to rest from our trip to Paris – something I hadn’t done during the week because I had attended a workshop. This week I did not do too much and managed to do a bit of reading (my guilty pleasure!). Because of the heat, I read in front of the fan and drank a lot of iced tea.
The highlight of the past week was the connections I made with a few people. My cousin, whom I hadn’t seen in twenty years, visited Toronto to see his brothers and I was lucky enough to see him for a couple of hours when his twin brother brought him over to visit. As I had been in Paris, I was unable to see him more often during his visit – but I am grateful that I had a chance to share a cup of tea with him (iced, of course). It was good to catch up with someone from my past, find out what he was doing in New Zealand, and reminisce a bit about childhood moments.
Another connection I made during this past week was meeting up with my mentee for coffee. Both of us are sad that she was surplused from our school and that we will no longer be working together. I enjoyed seeing her smiling face and hearing her chatter. We, of course, began talking about school and what we wish to do this coming year with our students. We cannot help ourselves 🙂 The ideas always buzz around when we are talking.
Today has dawned as a beautiful day. At noon I will be leaving to go on a picnic birthday for the son of one of my ex-colleagues. It will be good to see her again before school starts. I am hoping next week to connect with another ex-colleague before the craziness of the school year begins.
I wish you a wonderful week – may it be filled with connections.
What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the Weekend Coffee Share)